About Our Practice

Insight Counseling and Wellness believes that quality mental health care starts with a connection.  We want to connect with you and find out what makes a good therapist for you .  What are your treatment goals? What times fit your schedule?  What qualities are you looking for in a therapist? 

Welcome to Our Safe Place

It’s important for us to meet you at your starting point. It’s important for us to listen to you, to listen to your needs, to listen to your wants. Although we are located in an office building, we pride ourselves in creating a safe, warm environment to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
From your front door welcome to your post-appointment call, email or text, we know that you have taken the first step in healing yourself and need to be reassured that you’re taking those subsequent steps in the best possible place with the best possible team; that’s our responsibility and we take it seriously.

Meet Our Team of

Mental Health Care Professionals

Therapists at Insight Counseling and Wellness each have their own unique approach and specialties. Building rapport with your therapist is crucial, feel free to contact us to help you determine who will meet your needs and be the best fit. We work closely to ensure you’re receiving the best services and support necessary to continue moving forward on your journey.

Tabitha Mazza, SWT

Tabitha is a clinical social work intern passionate about working with children and families. She has a background in child welfare and has worked with children and adults suffering from trauma for the past four years.

She is currently seeking her Master’s of Science and Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Her passion for helping others is driven by the desire to help individuals recognize their inner strength. Tabitha wants her clients to realize they are in control of their lives by starting where the client is – because the client is the expert of their own lives.

Tabitha strives to see her clients become more confident and hopes to provide them with the tools needed to strengthen their self-esteem. In addition, Tabitha always wants to ensure her clients feel they are in a safe space when coming to meet with her.

Tabitha will be offering virtual and in-person appointments.

Essence Thomas, SWT

Essence is a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science in Social Administration.

She has experience working with adults and adolescents in various mental health settings, including substance use and human trafficking. In addition, Essence has a passion for working with clients within the perinatal time frame, including expectant birthing parents and postpartum mental health concerns. Essence also enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and adjustment concerns.

She strives to meet clients where they are and dedicates herself to ensuring her clients feel better about themselves and achieve their goals. When Essence is not helping her clients become their best, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, music, and singing.

Essence offers virtual appointments.

Megan Rose, SWT

Megan Rose is a clinical social work student pursuing her Master’s of social work at Baylor University. She has experience working with teens and adults in various mental health settings.

Megan is passionate about creating a safe environment where healing and self-compassion are paramount. She utilizes active listening techniques and empathy to offer therapeutic insights and provide a safe space that encourages vulnerability.

With those who have experienced trauma, Megan’s interest in mind-body modalities combined with traditional mental health treatment methods assists in developing unique and individualized treatment goals and outcomes.

At this time, Megan is offering virtual appointments.

Taylor Szewcyk, LPC

Taylor Szewcyk is a Professional Therapist who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University.

She operates on the idea that an individual’s relationship with their therapist is one of the most important aspects of feeling safe, heard, understood, and making progress. From this perspective, Taylor approaches individualized treatment plans and session structures for every one of her clients.

Taylor has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings and circumstances. She often uses a combination of solution-focused and humanistic approaches to understand, relate, and inspire her clients to work toward their goals.

She currently works with anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders, self-esteem issues, negative self-perceptions, emotional regulation concerns, and life’s unexpected changes.

Taylor utilizes a variety of theoretical orientations and evidence-based practices to promote personal growth. She often uses techniques such as art therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Gestalt techniques. In addition, she works to tailor these techniques to meet individual needs by using open communication, respect, and unconditional positive regard.

She is passionate about improving mental health and believes that each individual deserves support in realizing their potential.

Taylor offers Telehealth appointments.

Mary Gleason, LISW

Mary is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with experience in community mental health. She’s worked with a wide range of client age groups from teens, 14 and up, to retirees on a diverse set of needs from mood disorders and PTSD to life event adjustments, depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and, self-esteem. 

She prides herself in a person-centered approach to mental health treatment derived from the importance of meeting the client where they are at, and not from where they “should” or “should not” be.

Mary uses mindfulness-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also incorporating a strengths-based approach to treatment. She is trauma-informed and will provide psychoeducation to help clients better understand themselves on a deeper level. She will listen and offer a safe space for clients to express themselves and work towards growth and healing using a compassionate approach.  Mary will also prides herself in providing the tools to overcome obstacles and feel empowered to live your best life.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology at John Carroll University and a Master’s in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago.

Mary is offering office appointments only at this time. 

Kim Cowles, LSW

Kim is a licensed social worker who has experience working in many unique fields of mental health. She has extensive experience working with patients and families on grief counseling through her time in hospice. Kim has also worked in a hospital setting, admitting and treating patients on an inpatient psychiatric unit with severe and persistent mental health issues. In addition, she has served for nine years in the Army and has ample experience with veterans and meeting their unique mental health needs.

 Kim’s focus is a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and psychoanalytic theory. While she has an extraordinary passion for working with veterans, adults, couples, and families on grief, marital or relationship counseling, and depression or anxiety, she can and has worked to meet the needs of many different clients and issues.

 She earned her Master’s from Case Western Reserve University and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University.

 Kim is offering virtual and limited office appointments.

Mary Gleason, LISW

Mary is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with experience in community mental health. She’s worked with a wide range of client age groups from teens, 14 and up, to retirees on a diverse set of needs from mood disorders and PTSD to life event adjustments, depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and, self-esteem. 

She prides herself in a person-centered approach to mental health treatment derived from the importance of meeting the client where they are at, and not from where they “should” or “should not” be.

Mary uses mindfulness-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also incorporating a strengths-based approach to treatment. She is trauma-informed and will provide psychoeducation to help clients better understand themselves on a deeper level. She will listen and offer a safe space for clients to express themselves and work towards growth and healing using a compassionate approach.  Mary will also prides herself in providing the tools to overcome obstacles and feel empowered to live your best life.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology at John Carroll University and a Master’s in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago.

Mary is offering office appointments only at this time. 

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Cassandra Bishop, LPC, BC-TMH

Cassie believes every person is unique and, with the right assistance, can overcome the challenges in life that most of us encounter. She’s dedicated to meeting her clients where he/she/they are with their emotions. Cassie believes that natural human connection is essential for healing and growth. She enjoys working with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults to accomplish their therapy goals.

Cassie works with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, self-esteem issues, child behavior, emotional difficulties, chronic medical illness issues, family/ parenting issues, and peripartum struggles.

She thrives in assisting clients in reaching their therapy goals using therapeutic techniques that include but are not limited to CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and play therapy. She believes that treatment is made to adapt to fit the client’s needs.

Cassie received her Master’s degree from Cleveland State University, specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health. She is currently studying to become certified in  Maternal Mental Health and has experience in private practice, clinical mental health, and group settings. Cassie recently earned her certification in telemental health.

Each person has the power inside themselves to overcome adversity; Cassie can aid clients in their therapy journey to achieve their therapeutic.

Cassie is virtual only. 

 

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Amy Lomis, LISW-S

Amy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has a passion for supporting children, adults, and families throughout life’s journey. Her focus is on creating a safe and encouraging space to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to allow others to heal and live their best lives ultimately.

Amy’s 15 + years of experience encompasses working with various life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, depression, social anxiety, and attention deficits. She also has experience with and a passion for working with those touched by adoption and has a deep awareness and understanding of the extraordinary impact on individuals and families throughout life’s journey.

Amy’s approaches in therapy are tailored to meet the needs of the individual/family. Her practice approach incorporates trauma-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, psychoeducation, and other methods.

She earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University and a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Amy is available for in-person or virtual appointments.

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Jennifer Joseph, LSW

Jennifer is a licensed clinical therapist with experience in community mental health and private practice. She works with a wide range of individuals, from teenagers, retirees, couples, and families.

She has trained extensively and maintains a practice with a specialization as a certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy practitioner. This specialization lends itself well to her core areas of focus; trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, life adjustment issues, and more.

EMDR is a proven technique to effectively treat a variety of issues, such as trauma and PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors, phobias, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. As opposed to traditional talk therapy, EMDR does not require discussing a problematic issue or experience in depth. It focuses on emotions, body sensations, behaviors, and thoughts to naturally heal the brain.

In addition to EMDR, Jennifer utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, elements of dialectical behavioral therapy, and parts-work in her approach. She has a high degree of empathy and strives to foster trust so that clients feel safe to experience emotions during sessions.

Jennifer holds a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University, is a trained yoga instructor and a certified nutritional health coach.

Jen offers in-person or virtual appointments.

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Kayla Salomone, LSW

Kayla is a licensed clinical therapist. Kayla’s ability to relate evidence-based approaches has allowed clients the chance to feel connected and supported. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or uncertain, she will teach you the skills to manage the challenges life inevitably throws your way.

While most of Kayla’s experience is drawn from working with young people, she has the drive and ability to connect and work with people of all ages. From working with at-risk youth to caring for those in hospice, Kayla’s passion has always been to meet the clients’ needs and connect people to what is important to them.

Kayla received her Masters in Social Work from The University of Akron and continuously works towards furthering her knowledge to provide her clients with the best resolutions.

Kayla offers virtual appointments only. 

Carly Crislip, LPCC, ATR

Carly is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and registered art therapist. She incorporates traditional talk therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy with art therapy interventions. Carly has found art therapy to be a great tool that encourages relaxation, emotional expression, and processing in areas of the brain that can’t be accessed by talk therapy.

She also has a special interest in helping youth and adults with histories of trauma to find healing.  With a history in working in community mental health and school-based settings, she has experience with all ages including school-aged children, teens, and adults.  She has an extensive background in treating behavioral concerns, adjustment to life changes, PTSD, complex trauma, Autism Spectrum, mood disorders, and ADHD.

Carly offers both in office and virtual appointments.  

Nancy DiStefano, LISW-S

Nancy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 30 years of experience. Her passion is helping people get to where they want to be.

Nancy has worked with both the mental health and addiction fields and has provided therapy for individual adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She has expertise in depression, mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationships, intimacy-related issues, family conflicts, trauma, addiction, grief, anger management, and self-esteem.  

Nancy takes a client-centered approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and exposure therapy.  She will help you overcome obstacles and reach your full potential by providing a non-judgmental solution-focused approach.  She will listen and provide a safe place to resolve resolution by coping and regaining the control necessary to help develop calm and peace. This is the first step to feeling better.  

“I will begin where you are and help you get to where you want to be. My purpose is to help you reach your goals, live a happier and more peaceful life.”

Nancy offers both in office and virtual appointments.  

Rachel Tramonte, LISW

Rachel Tramonte is an independently licensed clinical therapist, working with individuals and families. She specializes in teen and early adult development, depression, anxiety, environmental psychology, ADHD, addiction, and eating disorders. 

Rachel has been practicing as a therapist for over 10 years and sees psychotherapy as a creative and collaborative endeavor. In our work together I will likely draw from a variety of different approaches including CBT, ACT as well as relational and narrative therapy. Rachel is also interested in somatic work and ways her clients can strengthen their mind-body connection. 

Your work together will be geared toward using what will work to help you meet your individual needs and goals. Rachel received her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston College.

She has a Masters in Psychology from Boston University and a Master’s in English and Creative Writing. When she is not providing psychotherapy she is either teaching Pilates or writing.

Rachel offers virtual only appointments.

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Kristina Fryson, LSW

Kristina is a licensed social worker and a certified Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) therapist.

She has experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and families in community health, non-profit agencies, and private practice settings. Her primary clinical focus and passion have been working with individuals with post-traumatic stress disorders.

If you struggle with nightmares or flashbacks and have feelings of abandonment, rejection, and grief, you may be “stuck” in your trauma. The Instinctual Trauma Response Method of treatment incorporates the principles of art therapy and narrative therapy. The goal of treatment is to move traumas from the right side of the brain to the left, which allows the trauma to be stored as past events.

Following treatment, clients have reported feelings of relief, clarity, hope, and an overall decrease in symptoms. Kristina also has a particular interest and experience working with families dealing with multiracial adoptions and helping underrepresented clients deal with societal issues that often cause depression and anxiety.

Her approach is strength-based and client-centered, and by utilizing methods from the Internal Family Systems approach (IFS), she creates a calm environment to help people connect with themselves on a deeper level and manage symptoms causing disruptions to daily life.

Kristina is offering virtual appointments only through a safe and secure portal.

Jackie Garn, LISW

Jackie is a licensed clinical therapist with a strong background in mental health counseling working with depression, anxiety, traumas, and eating disorders.

Her expertise is in perinatal mental health, including mental health during conception, pregnancy, miscarriage or loss, birth, and postpartum. Jackie has also worked extensively with women who struggle with body image and disordered eating. 

She encompasses a holistic approach and draws heavily on the mind-body-spirit connection, which allows for a greater understanding that there is a connection in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.

Jackie uses modalities such as EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mind-body therapies such as guided imagery and breathwork. 

She’ss earned her Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University.

Jackie offers virtual only appointments.

Jessica Wyant, LPCC-C

Jessica is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience working with teens and adults providing mental health counseling.

Her areas of expertise focus on trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationships, and career counseling.

She is formally trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Jessica also utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies and mindfulness techniques to help alleviate symptoms.

Jessica offers virtual only appointments.

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Jennifer Beasley-Robinson, LSW, MSW

Jennifer’s goal as a therapist is to offer her clients a safe space for sharing and healing. She is a compassionate and understanding therapist willing to provide support to meet her clients’ individual needs. She collaborates with her clients to develop the skills needed to address any challenges they may face. Jennifer recognizes that one of the hardest things to do sometimes is asking for help and acknowledging that you need more support. She wants to guide and empower her clients to reach their full potential. 

Jennifer has clinical experience working with adults and children in an emergency room setting in crisis and has severe and persistent mental health issues. She has experience working with clients with a wide array of mental health challenges, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, self-esteem issues, crisis management, acute stress, and adjustment difficulties. She also has the experience and a passion for working with clients struggling with substance abuse issues and those who have been incarcerated.  

Jennifer incorporates Mindfulness, Meditation, and evidence-based interventions which include Trauma-Informed Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Above all, Jennifer believes in the therapeutic value of building a strong trusting relationship with her clients.

Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters of Social Work Degree and Chemical Dependency Certificate from Cleveland State University.  Her undergraduate degree is in Justice Studies from Kent State University. 

Jennifer offers both in office and virtual appointments.

Candice Goykhberg, LPC

Candice is a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with adults in the areas of addiction (drug & alcohol), depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjusting to life changes, stress management, anger management, and low self-esteem.

She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on what’s right for you in a safe space that will assist you in reaching whole-person wellness.

Candice offers virtual appointments only. 

 

Insight Counseling and Wellness is Now in Berea, Ohio

We’re excited to offer the same client-focused service that has made us a premier destination for those seeking a better self to our newest location in Berea, Ohio. 
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Lora Edwards, LPCC

. Lora is a compassionate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. She has experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, and substance use.

Lora’s therapeutic approach provides support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She combines treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. Lora is committed to building on the existing strengths of everyone she works with, so they may live their best life possible.

Lora is offering both in office and virtual appointments.

Andrew K. Rohde LPCC, MFT

Andrew is a Dually Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Education from the University of Akron. He also obtained a Women’s studies graduate certificate from the University of Akron that focused on gender and sexuality.

Andrew had experience with working with teens, adults, and couples. He enjoys helping couples work together through their conflict by increasing their connection and improving their communication skills. Other focus areas are anxiety, depression, navigating major life changes, LGBTQ Issues, Parenting, and working with kids and teens.

Andrew recognizes that through his work that people are generally looking for some positive change in their life. However, he believes that there are many ways to accomplish this therapeutically. People can accomplish this through changes in their perceptions, behaviors, and even structural changes to the environment around them (where you live, where you work, the people in your life).

“One way or another, change is possible, and I can help you explore ways to open space for positive changes.”

Andrew is offering virtual appointments.

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Meng Lu, LISW-S

Meng is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and received her Master’s in Social Work at Youngstown State University. She has training and experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflict, bipolar disorder, PTSD, coping difficulties, and stress management.

Meng focuses on helping clients build problem-solving skills to tackle various life stresses and issues. She integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to promote good mental health.

She likes to see her clients become more confident, maintain and build good relationships and healthy and practical coping skills, and strengthen their ability to thoughtfully understand and manage a range of positive and negative emotions.

Meng is fluent in Mandarin, Fujian and English.

She is available for virtual appointments.

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Abby Swiger, LISW-S

Abby has been working in mental health in various capacities for the past eight years, the last five of which were as a licensed social worker.

She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and views the client as the expert on their own life. Abby sees her role as supporting clients as they work to achieve a healthier, more balanced quality of life.

She specializes in working with mood disorders, trauma, and anxiety disorders and utilizes CBT and mindfulness in treatment primarily.

Abby is offering virtual appointments.

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Meghan Giblin, LISW-S

Meghan is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 11 years of experience guiding teens, adults, and families toward reaching their goals, navigating obstacles, and gaining management of their mental health and life circumstances.

Life can quickly become stressful and overwhelming, but there are many ways to build reliable and useful skills to help us manage these times. Meghan uses a non-judgmental, collaborative approach focused on building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship. Through the use of evidence-based practices and thoughtful consideration, Meghan will provide a warm, accepting environment to listen and assist you in building practical, lasting strategies to gain relief and peace.

Meghan has extensive experience working with individuals and families seeking support with life stressors and changes, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, LGBTQ+ issues, addiction, and vicarious trauma through the use of a variety of evidence-based practices, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Motivational Interviewing as well as the use of mindfulness, meditation, and movement to facilitate healing and recovery.

Meghan’s years of experience and deep belief in resilience help others feel confident in their ability to change or heal and provide the opportunity to experience hope, resolution, and peace regardless of life’s challenges.

Meghan is currently available for in-person and virtual appointments and looks forward to beginning your journey toward healing.

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Faith Beddick, LPC

You deserve to live a life that allows you to be who you truly are and release what no longer serves you. Faith will support you in the process of self-discovery. You will work collaboratively to choose goals and find ways that suit you best for achieving your goals. 

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or stress, there is hope. Often, our troubles feel as if we are walking alone on a dark path. Faith would be honored to join you on this journey, holding the flashlight to help you find your way, then passing you the flashlight when you are ready to continue on your own with a renewed sense of direction, acceptance, and clarity. 

Faith has worked with many clients ages three years and up. She enjoys using various methods with her client’s including talk therapy, art, play, mindfulness training, and meditation. Faith received her Clinical Counselor degree from Cleveland State University in 2019 and is currently pursuing additional credentials for play therapy with The Synergetic Play Therapy Institute of Colorado. 

Faith offers in office and virtual appointments. 

“I look forward to supporting you on your life’s journey. As Carl Rogers said: “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”

Anna Martonchik, LSW

Anna is a licensed clinical therapist, who has experience working with children, teenagers, and their families. She specializes in working with individuals who are seeking support with their anxiety, social skills, self-esteem, depression, and various adjustments.

She has experience working in the community with non-profit agencies, and has passion for working with individuals with disabilities. With her experience in the community, she recognizes the importance of meeting individuals where they are at, and has the ability to develop strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. This allows her to create an environment that best meets their individual needs.

Anna finds value in incorporating mindfulness techniques throughout her treatment process, and enjoys coaching others on how they can incorporate those practices into their daily routines.

Anna holds a Master of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University, and is committed to furthering her knowledge to best serve her clients.  

Anna offers virtual only appointments.

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Kaitlyn Lewanski, LPC

Becoming overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, or other life stressors is not uncommon. Together we can work on strategies to overcome difficult times, implement positive change, and enhance your quality of life.

Kaitlyn is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with an educational background that includes a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Psychology, both from Cleveland State University.Her passion for helping others drew her to this career path, and she is committed to providing therapy in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

Kaitlyn has worked with many individuals with diverse backgrounds, including adults, adolescents, and children. Her approach to therapy involves working collaboratively with clients to increase awareness, coping, and empowerment. She has practiced helping those with depression, anxiety, anger, mood disorders, ADHD, social anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, life adjustments, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, and behavioral concerns.

“What I love most about being a mental health professional is feeling connected with my clients and appreciating their vulnerability. I invite you to reach out and connect with me to learn more about services”

Kaitlyn offers both in office and virtual appointments. 

Brayden Crider, LPC

Brayden is a Licensed Professional Counselor with his primary experience in community mental health.

He enjoys working with teens, young adults, and older adults. Brayden’s experience is with but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, severe mental illness, addiction, LGBTQ+ issues, and personality disorders.

He believes therapy is centered on mutual respect, trust, and honesty. His therapy techniques are used on the individual and tailored to each client. He has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Humanistic counseling. Brayden prides himself on walking alongside his clients and meeting them where they are. He understands that everyone is unique and at a different stage of change. 

In his spare time, Brayden loves anything nature, backpacking, hiking, camping, or hanging out with his two huskies, Zoee and Jozie. 

Brayden offers both in office and virtual appointments.

Holly Disch, LSW

Holly is a Licensed Social Worker and Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant-Preliminary. She has a passion for supporting adults throughout life’s emotional, behavioral, and general life stressors. Her focus is meeting clients where they are in their journey, encouraging space to explore and process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help them feel empowered within their healing.

Her education, experience, and research encompass working with various life adjustments, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use disorder, severe mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. She also has experience with and a passion for working with individuals who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity. Holly is inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations within her practice and welcomes anyone to reach out who feels working together is a good fit.

Holly’s approaches in therapy are tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Her practice approach is trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive while utilizing skills and techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, body-oriented therapies (mindfulness, meditation, yoga), and other methods.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations degree from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Social Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. She concentrated in direct practice and specialized in substance use disorders and recovery.

Holly is available for both in office and virtual appointments.

Nicole Russo, LSW

If you feel overwhelmed, have a lack of connection among your peers, an increased level of anxiety, or suicidal thoughts related to the ongoing Pandemic or not, Nicole could help!
She is a licensed social worker using existential, humanistic, psychodynamic principles to work on relationships with the self and those around you.
Whether spirituality is your style or not, the existential framework can provide insight into the meaning of life and the journey to self-fulfillment.
She uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to help clients with whatever struggles they may have.
As a licensed clinical social worker, she can assist adults 18+ dealing with self-esteem, relationships, boundaries, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, coping skills, and a multitude of other potential problems.
She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, minoring in Sociology and English, obtaining her Master’s of Science in Social Administration through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Nicole offers virtual appointents only.

Kara Baird, LPC

Kara is a Licensed Professional Counselor who effectively works with individuals, couples, and families in crisis.

She acts as a sympathetic guide and advocates to help you navigate through complex and stressful situations. She actively listens and builds trust to help resolve personal issues and achieve life goals.

Kara enjoys working with clients ages 19-65+.  Life can be difficult and overwhelming.  However, when a person realizes the strength they possess and their ability to affect change in their lives, there is an empowerment and freedom birthed from within.  The result has the confidence to manage various stressors that are experienced throughout life effectively.

Karta obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University.  I have my LICDC and LPC in the state of Ohio.

Kara offers virtual appointments only.

 

Insight Counseling and Wellness Administrative Team

Nicole Mannarino
Intake Coordinator

Kristen Milhorn
Office Manager

Dawn Meixner
Billing Specialist

Melissa Eaton
Clinical Director
Shellie Rozic
Founder and Managing Director
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From 6-100+ years of age, our skilled and experienced mental health professionals can help you navigate any life experience.

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Experienced Mental Health Practitioners

With over 100 years of mental health service in our practice, you can be sure that our team can provide you with tested, proven advice to help guide you through any difficulty.

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Our mission at Insight Counseling and Wellness is to help you be your best self, to have healthy relationships with those you love, and to simply have good days.  Our therapists can help you to improve your wellness and mental health, to gain hope again and live the life you want